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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:23 am    Post subject: NY attorney general files suit against trump and all trump k Reply with quote

NY Attorney General has filed suit (not criminal) to stop any trump ever being on any charity foundation and that he pay back 2.8 million dollars. And has sent criminal recommendations to the IRS and so on for investigation into potential tax fraud, campaign illegal use too.

trump cries he is the white victim...


https://view.yahoo.com/show/the-rachel-maddow-show/clip/61135668/corrupt-foundation-catches-up-with-trump-in

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Rachel Maddow reminds viewers of Donald Trump's shady and opaque "Trump Foundation" charity and reports on a new lawsuit from the attorney general of New York who argues that the Trump Foundation wasn't just sketchy, it was illegal


here some of the donors may have used this contribution for campaign use but took tax deductions.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-puts-foundation-donors-legal-213810627.html

Trump puts Foundation donors at legal risk with bogus accounting

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Jenny Johnson Ware, criminal tax attorney and partner at Johnson Moore, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the criminal referral against the Trump Foundation puts more than Donald Trump and his family in legal jeopardy.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my my they kept it secret...



[https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ny-attorney-general-letitia-james-sues-trump-organization-eric-trump/ar-BB18k4n2?ocid=msnews


NY Attorney General Letitia James sues Trump Organization, Eric Trump


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NEW YORK — New York Attorney General Letitia James sued the Trump Organization and Eric Trump Monday, seeking to force them to turn over information in connection with an ongoing investigation shrouded in secrecy.

Eric Trump standing in front of a crowd: Eric Trump tosses a hat into the crowd at a campaign rally for his father U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.© Win McNamee/Getty Images North America/TNS Eric Trump tosses a hat into the crowd at a campaign rally for his father U.S. President Donald Trump at the BOK Center, June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court indicate James’s office has not yet determined whether Eric Trump or President Donald Trump’s company broke any laws.


“(The Office of Attorney General) has kept this investigation confidential to avoid prejudice to the investigation and to avoid undue reputational harm to witnesses and the subjects of the investigation,” Assistant Attorney General Austin Thompson wrote.

“OAG has obtained information in this investigation from numerous individuals and entities whose identities it has sought to keep confidential. Premature public disclosure of their identities or the evidence they have provided could impair OAG’s ability to seek further testimony and documents from those and other witnesses and entities.”

Details of the investigation were filed under seal. The suit seeking to compel compliance with the AG’s subpoenas also names several Trump attorneys.

The filing came on the first day of the Republican National Convention.

James forced Trump to dissolve his Trump Foundation charity last year after the AG alleged he illegally used it as an arm of his political campaign.

James’ office and a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to inquiries.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow ... there must be something there. They brought in a former federal prosecutor/expert in organized crime to head the trump investigation. They would not have done this if there was nothing there.

yeee haaaa

https://www.nation.lk/online/manhattan-district-attorney-bolsters-team-investigating-possible-fraud-claims-by-trump-and-his-compa-57332.html


Manhattan district attorney bolsters team investigating possible fraud claims by Trump and his company


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(CNN)The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has added a prominent former prosecutor to bolster its team investigating possible fraud claims by former President Donald Trump and his company.

Mark Pomerantz, a former federal prosecutor in Manhattan and a well-regarded defense lawyer and trial attorney with an expertise in financial institutions, was sworn into office earlier this month as a special assistant district attorney, Danny Frost, a spokesman for District Attorney Cy Vance, told CNN.

Vance's office is investigating whether the Trump Organization violated state laws and is looking into the legality of tax deductions, including from conservation easements and consulting fees the company took, as well as what the Trump Organization told lenders and tax authorities about the value of its assets.

Pomerantz, who is a retired partner at law firm Paul Weiss, could not immediately be reached for comment. The New York Times first reported that Pomerantz joined Vance's team.

By adding Pomerantz, prosecutors gain a well-seasoned attorney steeped in criminal law and someone who knows the ins and out of financial investigations.

Pomerantz was the head of the criminal division at the US attorney's office in Manhattan from 1997 to 1999. He had been a partner at Paul Weiss for more than a decade until he retired. As a defense lawyer he represented numerous individuals and financial institutions in complex financial fraud investigations.

Vance's investigation started its investigation in earnest in August 2019, initially looking into the hush-money payments former Trump attorney Michael Cohen facilitated to silence two women's claims that they had affairs with Trump. The former President has denied the affairs.

It grew to include allegations, also made by Cohen, that the Trump Organization inflated assets when seeking loans and deflated them when it came time to pay taxes. Cohen has been interviewed multiple times by Vance's investigators, including as recently as this week, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Prosecutors are looking into numerous loans the Trump Organization has taken out, including those from Deutsche Bank and Ladder Capital, people familiar with the investigation have said.

Investigators initially began looking into the Ladder Capital loans after ProPublica reported discrepancies between the values Trump Organization gave to Ladder Capital and what it provided to New York City tax authorities, sources told CNN. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked Vance's office to look into the allegations and they agreed, the sources said.

Prosecutors have since expanded their inquiry into fees Trump paid to consultants, including his daughter Ivanka Trump. They are also looking into tax deductions taken on conservation easements at the Trump property in Westchester County, New York, called Seven Springs.

The Trump Organization has said it has complied with all laws.

Prosecutors have been in a protracted legal battle over a grand jury subpoena to Trump's accounting firm Mazars USA for Trump's financial records, including his tax returns. The case is back before the Supreme Court, which has not yet ruled on whether Vance can have the records.

Vance's office has said the records are crucial to the investigation, in part because of the statute of limitations for the potential crimes they are investigating.

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-s-former-fixer-cohen-interviewed-by-manhattan-da-s-office-and-newly-hired-litigator/ar-BB1dOk6Y?ocid=msedgntp


Trump’s former fixer Cohen interviewed by Manhattan DA’s office and newly hired litigator


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Reuters) - The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and a newly hired high-profile litigator interviewed Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Thursday, as part of a criminal probe of the former president’s business dealings, said two people familiar with the investigation.


The interview came after Mark Pomerantz, who has extensive experience in white-collar and organized crime cases, joined District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s team investigating the Trump family business. Pomerantz started on Feb. 2 as special assistant district attorney, said Danny Frost, a spokesman for Vance.

Pomerantz’s hiring is part of a flurry of recent activity in Vance’s investigation, including the issuance in recent days of roughly a dozen new subpoenas, according to the sources. One of those went to Ladder Capital Finance LLC, a major creditor used by Trump and his company, the Trump Organization, to finance the former president’s commercial real estate holdings, the sources said.

Vance’s office has also conducted interviews with Ladder’s staff, one source familiar with the matter said. Ladder did not reply to requests for comment.

The district attorney's office has said little publicly about the probe, but noted in court filings that the investigation was focused on “possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct” at the Trump Organization, including alleged falsification of records, and insurance and tax fraud. It is the only known criminal inquiry into Trump’s business practices.

Separately, New York state Attorney General Letitia James is leading a civil probe into whether Trump's company falsely reported property values to secure loans and obtain economic and tax benefits.

Both investigations are examining whether Trump’s company placed artificially high values on several major commercial properties in documents used to secure favorable loan arrangements, while diminishing the value of those properties in filings used as a basis for calculating its tax bills.

Ladder issued the loans on several of Trump’s big commercial holdings, including a $160 million mortgage on the Trump Building, a skyscraper of corporate offices in Manhattan’s financial district.

Cohen’s interview on Thursday with Pomerantz - his fifth with Vance’s office - was not previously reported and it is unclear precisely what issues were covered. But it signals intense interest in Cohen’s intimate knowledge of the financial affairs of the Trump Organization.

Cohen declined to comment. A representative for Trump and a lawyer for the Trump Organization did not respond to requests for comment. Frost, Vance’s spokesman, declined to comment on areas of the inquiry beyond Pomerantz’s appointment.

In court filings, the Trump Organization has denied that the company inflated assets. Trump, a Republican, has described the New York investigations as politically motivated. Vance and James are both Democrats.

Cohen, who describes himself as Trump’s longtime, do-anything fixer, is in home confinement serving a three-year sentence on charges related to payoffs he made during the 2016 presidential race to buy the silence of two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump.

Under a plea deal, Cohen cooperated extensively with prosecutors - an arrangement that also would help protect him against further prosecution for evidence he provides in the Vance probe.

Vance opened the investigation in 2018 to examine the alleged hush-money payments. The probe has since expanded to include Trump's conduct as a private business owner and whether the Trump Organization engaged in criminal tax evasion among other charges.

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Pomerantz, 69, was chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York from 1997 to 1999 and is now in private practice.

As a private attorney, Pomerantz has regularly represented major companies and officials in state and federal prosecutions, including cases brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. He has handled matters involving charges of corporate misconduct, financial fraud, tax crimes and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), a federal law used to prosecute organized crime and ongoing criminal activities.

Pomerantz, who has taken a leave of absence from his law firm, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on his involvement in the district attorney’s investigation.

Cohen, a potential high-profile witness for Vance, pleaded guilty in 2018 to charges in the hush-money case, as well as allegations of lying to Congress about negotiations concerning a proposed Trump Tower in Moscow, a project that never materialized.

Trump and Republicans in Congress have sought to undermine Cohen’s credibility by underscoring how he lied under oath. At his sentencing hearing, Cohen said he took "full responsibility" for his actions, but said the payments were made "in coordination" and "at the direction" of Trump in an effort to influence the election’s outcome.

He also said Trump implicitly directed him to lie about the Moscow project. Trump accused Cohen of lying to reduce his prison time.

“I think Cohen may be more valuable than people are giving him credit for,” said Daniel Alonso, Vance's top deputy from 2010 to 2014 and now in private practice.

“He obviously has committed perjury. He has credibility issues. But the perjury he committed was allegedly at the behest of Donald Trump, at least tacitly. I don't think that calling Cohen a perjurer ends the story, because that opens the door to the explanation of why he perjured himself.”

(Reporting by Jason Szep and

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